COVID-19 Resource Information

COVID-19 numbers in the state of Georgia are decreasing in part due to vaccinations, but Newton County is still considered a high transmission area due to its 14-day case rate. Social distancing, face masks and hand washing are STILL recommended to continue to fight the spread of COVID-19. This page includes links to resources about recommended guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, including up-to-date Executive Orders from Governor Kemp,

COVID-19 in 2021

✅GET VACCINATED IF ELIGIBLE

✅Wear a mask
✅Practice social distancing
✅Wash/sanitize your hands regularly
✅Follow public health guidance


March 31, 2021 Executive Order

"Empowering A Healthy Georgia"

 

  1. Effective from April 8, 2021 at 12:00 A.M. until April 30, 2021 at 11:59 P.M., all residents and visitors of the State of Georgia shall practice Social Distancing. All residents and visitors of the State of Georgia are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings as practicable while outside their homes or place of residence, except when eating, drinking, or exercising outdoors. All residents and visitors of the State of Georgia shall practice sanitation in accordance with the guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The order eliminates the gatherings ban and shelter in place requirements.

 

Access the complete Executive Order from March 31, 2021 here.

 


March 31, 2021 Executive Order

"Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency"

 

  • On March 31, 2021, Governor Kemp issued a new Executive Order renewing the State of Emergency that will expire on April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. To read the Executive Order, click here.

 

    

 

COVID-19 Resources

Access the below websites for more information on COVID-19, sheltering in place and other possible questions about COVID-19 in Georgia:

Brian P. Kemp Office of the Governor

Georgia Dept. of Public Safety

Georgia Dept. of Public Health

Georgia's COVID-19 Daily Status Report

UPDATE AS OF 03/31/21: Executive Order "Empowering a Healthy Georgia"

UPDATE AS OF 03/31/21: Executive Order "Renewal of Public Health State of Emergency"

VACCINATION EMERGENCY LEAVE AS OF 3/31/21: Executive Order "Empowering a Healthy Georgia"